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The ESP approach - Theory and reality of needs analysis and course design

I did a two-week course in teaching Business English a couple of years into my teaching career, and the very un-CELTA approach it was based around …

Teaching

Common UK Expressions

Have you ever wondered about common UK expressions & slang? Maybe you are going to visit the UK and want to learn a few of them? Here is a long list …

Language

Why has the lexical approach been so long in coming?

Opinion<p>Twenty years after the publication of Michael Lewis's seminal book The Lexical approach: The state of ELT and a way forward, the bold prophecy of the title remains unfulfilled. A quick glance at any commercially available EFL textbook reveals that a traditional grammar syllabus, the main …

70 ways to improve your English

• <b>Start your own English language blog</b>. Even for people who don't have to write in English, writing can be a great way of properly learning the kind of …

Profile of a Successful Language Learner

One must be cautious in one’s claims of effective learning characteristics and techniques. Learning a language well depends on so many different …

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Montevideo, una ciudad tranquila >> Papeles Perdidos >> Blogs EL PAÍS

<b>Una ciudad tranquila, sí, con calles que recuerdan a las de Palermo Viejo pero sin tiendas de diseño ni bares con rótulos en inglés;</b> con fachadas más …

Guerra al silencio

Wendy Guerra vive en Cuba y sus libros se editan en todo el mundo, pero no en su país<p>Sus novelas componen un poderoso retrato generacional de los …

La Línea del Horizonte

Libros<p>Autores invitados<p>Los cuentos del escritor siciliano retratan esa Sicilia de finales del siglo XIX que es una de las regiones más pobres de …

Homenaje a Montalbán: siete razones para amar a Carvalho >> Elemental >> Blogs EL PAÍS

Creo que la mejor manera de hacerlo es con una serie de razones para amarlo. Y luego, que cada uno añada su particular punto de vista, su hallazgo …

Petros Márkaris: «Tomo café todas las mañanas con el comisario Jaritos»

No hay crimen perfecto, ni siquiera en una novela policiaca.<p>Ha declarado que la novela negra es «la más religiosa que existe».<p>La novela negra es la …

Street Photographer Spends 30 Years Capturing Kissing Couples of New York City

Mark Weber has spent more than 30 years photographing the streets of New York. Although most of his photos deal with the darker side of life in the …

Almost Foolproof Creme Brulee

We’re calling this “almost foolproof” because, let’s be honest, nothing that involves a torch is foolproof! But if you’re ready to try your hand at making creme brulee, this is the recipe to use.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>large eggs ( 3 )<br>• heavy cream ( 2 cups )<br>• vanilla ( 3/4 tsp. )<br>• sugar ( 1/2 cup</b> …

Brandon Stanton Captures 'Humans of New York' (Photos)

See photos from photographer Brandon Stanton's new book capturing the characters that make up the teeming streets of New York.<p>Brandon Stanton

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Convos With My 2 Year Old - EPISODE 1

Sandwiches caliente & Cortado en vaso! Expreso Pocitos #Montevideo http://t.co/dmxb6wVpKM

What’s Going On In … Montevideo, Uruguay

The largest city in Uruguay and the third most southern capital city in the world, Montevideo lines the northeastern bank of the <i>Río de la Plata</i> (in …

Living a Life Well Lived

<b>America could do no better than to have Big Jim Whittaker</b> as its first citizen to top Mt. Everest. Genial, without pretense, funny and at times …

Stranded Airline Passengers, Crazy From Heat And Boredom, Start Singing "I Believe I Can Fly"

This is what happens right before cannibalism.<p>The video was posted to Reddit a day ago by one of the guys who started the song.<p>"People were getting sick and furious," he wrote. "My friends and I tried to lighten the mood." In the comments' thread, the poster also said he and his friends were flying …

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World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …